'It's Offensive' – Mayor London Breed Says SFUSD Must Focus On Reopening Classrooms Over Renaming SchoolsMayor London Breed pushed back on plans by the San Francisco Unified School District to rename dozens of schools over namesakes deemed objectionable, saying reopening classrooms should be the top priority.
Oakland Council Revives 2005 Law Requiring Companies To Disclose Historical Ties To SlaveryCompanies that want to do business with the City of Oakland will have to look back into their past, following a decision by the City Council this week.
Sir Francis Drake High Sign Taken Down After Statue Removed From Larkspur LandingIn the predawn darkness, a Larkspur city work crew removed a large statue of Sir Francis Drake from Larkspur Landing early Wednesday morning.
Marin Protesters Seek Renaming Of Sir Francis Drake Blvd. Over His Role In Slave TradeProtesters rallied in Larkspur in support of the removal of the Sir Francis Drake sculpture in the city and also advocated for the renaming of Sir Francis Drake Boulevard.
San Francisco School District Votes To Cover Up Mural Without Painting Over ItThe San Francisco Unified School District Board decided Tuesday night to backtrack on the decision to paint over a controversial mural following a major public backlash.
San Francisco NAACP Leaders Call For Preservation Of Controversial School MuralA plan to replace a controversial mural at a San Francisco high school is getting pushback from several local African American leaders.
Dixie School District Changes Controversial Name After Months Of DebateAfter months of debate, the Dixie School District Board voted Tuesday to change its name after critics said it was linked to the Confederacy and slavery.
Dixie School District Votes To Change Name Amid Link To Slavery, ConfederacyAfter a heated debate, the Dixie School District in Marin County is changing its name after critics said it's linked to the Confederacy and slavery.
9th Circuit Court Reinstates Child Labor Lawsuit Against Nestle, CargillA federal appeals court in San Francisco on Tuesday for a second time reinstated a lawsuit against two corporations by six citizens of Mali who say they were forced to work as child slaves on cocoa plantations in Ivory Coast.
Enslaved Fishermen Who Escaped In San Francisco Sue CaptainTwo Indonesian fishermen who escaped slavery aboard a tuna and swordfish vessel when it docked at San Francisco's Fisherman's Wharf are suing the boat's owner.
Opinions Shifting On Idea Of Reparations For Descendants Of SlavesA majority of Americans say there should not be reparations for African-American descendants of slaves, but time may bring about a shift in those numbers.
Amid Backlash Publisher Pulls Children’s Book Depicting Washington's Slave As Happy CookScholastic is pulling a new picture book about George Washington and his slaves amid objections it sentimentalizes a brutal part of American history.
Harriet Tubman Wins Vote To Replace Andrew Jackson On $20 BillA group that has been campaigning to replace Andrew Jackson's face on the $20 bill with a woman has chosen 19th-century abolitionist, Harriet Tubman.
Missing 12-Year Old San Francisco Girl May Have Been Sold Into Sex SlaveryPolice believe a 12-year old girl missing for ten days from San Francisco may have been sold into the sex trade.
Giants' Affeldt Lends Name, Passion To Fight Against Human TraffickingA man usually most recognizable on the pitcher's mound in his San Francisco Giants uniform is increasingly being identified with an international movement to end the epidemic of human trafficking.